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On ‎04‎/‎07‎/‎2020 at 00:58, trickyrich said:

I was just wondering (as I see to be doing a lot of at the moment......), who else is building something in 1/35th or larger....aside from that humongous Huey!!! 

Hi Rich - I initially entered & voted for this GB after receiving this as a Birthday present last October...

 

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I was really looking forward to this - as I've never built a chopper - but you don't tell your sister that when she turns up with a present.  So this GB was going to be the perfect 'baptism'.

 

My eyesight is now shot - so I'm out - but I'll be cheering everyone else on.  Everything looks brilliant to me now with blurred vision - even the missus is looking foxy :lol:

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On 12/07/2020 at 16:01, BIG X said:

My eyesight is now shot - so I'm out - but I'll be cheering everyone else on.  Everything looks brilliant to me now with blurred vision - even the missus is looking foxy :lol:

 

Oh he's so brave when he's safely out of earshot :chair:

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I don't know if this one can be included as I found it lurking in a dark corner there are parts put together but most of it will be unpicked and restarted here's what I found.

It could be bordering on the 25% rule but I thought I safer to ask.

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I just thought I'd put a little message out, apologies to all because I have done very little commenting or liking on other peoples builds during this GB.  When it started I had little to no motivation, what with the world being up in the air.  I'm now getting back into it, and enjoying it again with three builds currently on the go, I'm just still struggling a bit with focusing on things.  My routine is all to cock still, I vary rarely leave the house as I'm working from home full time, and unless I need to go somewhere I'm of the mindset 'why should I risk my, and others health' etc.  So I'm not finding as much time to go on the forum despite being at home more, as I'm doing all kinds of hobbies for variety.  But know that I'm there in spirit, and I'm sure you are all doing a cracking job

 

Paul

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Hi Paul @HoolioPaulio

 

Please relax, I haven't even started on my own builds yet and I am co-hosting the GB with @Col. !

 

There is no obligation on you to participate in discussions generally or on others builds, in fact it's not even mandatory to finish your own build, but I can assure you that you will get lots of encouragement and support to do so.

 

Many people just like to read what's on here, enjoy the picture, banter / humour story etc, so never feel you need to do anything you don't want to.

 

This is our hobby and it's supposed to be about relaxation, and if you are lucky and the moons aline something nice to look at when it's finished. Take care

 

kindest regards Pat

 

 

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Hi Peter @peterairfix

 

Pass up the chance to see your Coastguard Rescue Chopper complete with lights, action and sound.. 

 

Not on your nelly !

 

Please start a build thread without further delay

 

Cheers Pat

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That looks like a fun kit @peterairfix, sure I'd a Wessex with similar features as a kid, get cracking with it :D 

 

No worries @HoolioPaulio, like Pat ( @JOCKNEY ) I've not had a lot of free time to get in here far less to the workbench, we're an easy-going group and don't hold people in any less regard when real life gets in the way of the fun stuff ;) 

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@JOCKNEY,I'm late to the party (as usual), but I'd like to join in with a kit I've just bought:

 

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If that is ok I'll open a separate WIP thread here?

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6 hours ago, Jur said:

@JOCKNEY,I'm late to the party (as usual), but I'd like to join in with a kit I've just bought:

 

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If that is ok I'll open a separate WIP thread here?

Absolutely, delighted to have you with us @Jurplease start your build thread, look forward to seeing your progress. 

cheers Pat 

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Bit confused here thanks to some conflicting information, doing the Revell CH-47E as an RAF HC3 and seen post saying I should cut the kit sponsons off and fit the larger ones for the HC3? Can anyone confirm if this is right? 

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1 hour ago, PhantomBigStu said:

Bit confused here thanks to some conflicting information, doing the Revell CH-47E as an RAF HC3 and seen post saying I should cut the kit sponsons off and fit the larger ones for the HC3? Can anyone confirm if this is right? 

Yes, all of the HC.3 (and the ones upgraded to HC.5) had the long range sponsons.

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If I finish my Apache commission build, I'll play.....

 

Anyone doing  a Mojave ?

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13 minutes ago, JagRigger said:

If I finish my Apache commission build, I'll play.....

 

Anyone doing  a Mojave ?

Please bring your Mojave to the party, it will be very welcome.

 

Cheers Pat

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Well, recently started the old Italeri/Tamiya AH-1W in 1/72 with armycast interior/engine compartment and Eduard hellfires. So far I've cut out the fuselage halves and glued these. Still eligible too join? No paint touched the parts yet.

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15 hours ago, Silenoz said:

Well, recently started the old Italeri/Tamiya AH-1W in 1/72 with armycast interior/engine compartment and Eduard hellfires. So far I've cut out the fuselage halves and glued these. Still eligible too join? No paint touched the parts yet.

Absolutely, please start your thread and we look forward to following your progress. 

 

cheers Pat 

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What is it about GBs that means the stash never gets smaller? Having started looking for Fujimi kits afte a conversation in another GB, one of the kits that fell into my basket was this one. Won't be here in time to get built in this GB, but it's another chopper for the stash, when I haven't had any for years.

 

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Andy

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On 07/08/2020 at 15:13, Pin said:

Pat, does https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bartini_Beriev_VVA-14 qualify? 

It was designed with VTOL capabilities that never materialized because lift engines were never supplied

 

 

Hi Alexey

You knew full well I would not be able to resist this one !

If you have this kit then please get the build underway without further delay.

Cheers Pat

 

PS Can you actually visit the Museum where this aircraft now lives ? If only i knew someone who spoke Russian.....😉

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On 10/08/2020 at 20:34, Foxbat said:

What is it about GBs that means the stash never gets smaller? Having started looking for Fujimi kits afte a conversation in another GB, one of the kits that fell into my basket was this one. Won't be here in time to get built in this GB, but it's another chopper for the stash, when I haven't had any for years.

 

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Andy

Andy the GB doesn't finish till October, how is it being delivered ?

I think you could build a raft and paddle home faster than that ! 😉

cheers Pat 

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1 minute ago, JOCKNEY said:

Andy the GB doesn't finish till October, how is it being delivered ?

I think you could build a raft and paddle home faster than that ! 😉

cheers Pat 

It's on a slow boat from Japan, which means I might have time to finish the SU-100, Helix, Hound and F-80 I have going in various GBs and start the Bf 110 and Blenheim I want to do in the BoB GB before it gets here. Need to get those six done before the Heller and Panther GBs kick off as I've got something for both of those too.  I do enjoy a good GB I do :D

 

Andy

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So thats just the 6 kits on the go at once is it Andy ?

Glad to see you pacing yourself, although that is verging on multitasking which as you know genetically we are not supposed to do. 😉

 

cheers Pat 

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3 hours ago, JOCKNEY said:

PS Can you actually visit the Museum where this aircraft now lives ? If only i knew someone who spoke Russian.....😉

Is it a theoretical or practical question? Monino is just as far from you as it is from me

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10 hours ago, Pin said:

Is it a theoretical or practical question? Monino is just as far from you as it is from me

A bit of each, i would love to go to visit the museum if they have aircraft such as the one that hopefully you will be building. However no idea how to go about organising such a trip, a good friend of mine has recently retired from KLM, and as he has a keen interest in early jets, i would love to know what aircraft can be seen at the museum. 

 

Time for some research, unless of course someone reading this has actually visited it ?

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